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And those words you're thinking of, like Krav Maga, macaroni, parvenu and Taj Mahal aren't English, though more on that in a bit. So, somehow, and I have no idea how, I have internalized most of these rules which explains my objection to the American spelling of "judgment" but since I was never taught or have forgotten being taught them, I did not have them codified in a way that makes sense.
So, after a while, I just assumed as is often said these days that I memorized all these spellings. I don't know if Ms. Eide's assertion that memorization on this scale isn't possible for humans though she has a citation and I just have an opinion , but I do know that it's much less effort and more likely to be successful than all the other spelling things I've seen.
I mean, I have a book here I got for a troubled speller that's just a big list of frequently misspelled words. Can anyone ever have used that successfully? I also notice that what she describes in terms of figuring out how to spell things—the tactics she endorses—are very much like what I do if I have trouble with a word.
Things like emphasize the syllables in pronunciation our language has a not insubstantial aural component or trying different spellings and hearing how they would sound with that configuration of letters.
This is good stuff. I presume teaching children 31 rules to memorize will be considered inhumane and regressive, so this book will mostly find its use amongst homeschoolers and rebellious teachers tired of failing.
The author has a website with drills, too, and games to make it easy, so that's cool. I had some objections but they were mostly in the gray areas. The one that wasn't was that, as far as I recall, she didn't really explain the diacriticals over the vowels.
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It's also a little hard to read which diacritic it is sometimes, but I'll blame that on my eyes. A minor objection was the classification of "English word". It's a fine line between "that's English" and "that's [source language]".
A fine and, I think, arbitrary line. It's from French but it's English, and it does end with a "u". But here is the cool thing: In fact, they were no long struggling readers. So go. Watch her YouTube video. And download her book. Become the teacher your children need you to be. Your email address will not be published. Any chance you could update the link? I was able to find a YouTube video that should be an adequate substitute, though not as thorough as what I had linked to before.
Brandy — My first little boy is five-years-old and I am starting to plan his Kindergarten year. I am also starting to experience that self-doubt everyone told me would come.
I was homeschooled myself and was a teacher, so I thought I could avoid the anxiety…. Anyway, I feel most worried about teaching him to read. I was an intuitive reader myself, and was taught phonics, but that was a long, long time ago.
I am not adamant about him learning to read this year, as I am definitely in favor of waiting until he is ready, and my instinct tells me he is not ready. Also — handwriting? He writes crazy print on his own occasionally. Do I dare start a cursive program? So many questions.
But I have read your blog for some time and I value your philosophy. I know you are busy, but if you have any Kindergarten wisdom to share with me…. Thanks so much: I really think you can form your own curriculum! Anyhow, if you read the tabs across the top—about, are you new here? I have never paid for a reading curriculum. I would also look at the reading posts from Joyful Shepherdess.
CM had a lot of things she suggested for children less than 6, and that might be especially helpful in your situation. What if, instead of formal writing instruction, you spent a year writing in the mud? There are a number of pre-writing activities listed in her posts that might apply for you.
And then you could begin cursive in first grade? Unless, of course, he is already showing aptitude in that area.
ABeka has cursive writing books for K4 students and beyond for those of you looking to start cursive young. We are using them with my 4 yr old son. So glad that you recommended this book. I requested it for our local library and it should be here shortly. I have enjoyed the earlier comments too.
I am actually trying to use Peterson to teach cursive right now. So far I have taught the lowercase letters to my 5 year old and will start trying to do capital letters soon. My son actually has pretty good handwriting — all the grandparents are impressed. It is a little tough though because all of his friends can only print so he wants to print too. I think that you probably could teach reading this way without a curriculum if you get the principles.
SWR and WRTR both have some good resources that might make it easier to implement like the flashcards she recommends and a page with all of the spelling rules. I do like SWR because it is laid out — however I think it might be overkill for some kids.
As with everything — you need to tweak. I fell into that category and have learned a lot from SWR — although it does have a learning curve to get you started.
If you scroll to the bottom of the page you will see Phonogram DVD and can watch them. She has a slightly different take on it and really focuses on the 44 sounds and the multiple ways you can write those sounds so you learn e and then all the ways you can make that sound — e, ee, ey, etc. In Spalding, etc.
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They have used her work in the Core Knowledge Reading program that is currently under development. So literacy is a passion of mine also! My hubby is a librarian so we are a good fit. These talks are fantastic, Brandy—thanks so much.
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But I also like rules and managed to pick up some of the spelling rules she mentions along the way. I was taught italic handwriting, which seems easier to me—not as many crazy looking letters, which is to say they all look pretty close to the print forms. Any thoughts on that? My own handwriting is now atrocious comes from too many years in graduate school scribbling frantically, and then more years writing in charts frantically!
I think I may try to teach my son to write that way. I also wanted to ask whether you see yourself changing how you approach letter learning with your son O. Would you change to teaching lowercase phonograms instead of names first? The only negative to that approach that I can see is just that there are many more phonograms to learn. Too late for my son to switch anyway.
Hm, just found this: It is the only method that does not have drastic changes between the two. At this point, I think I am going to try and use Peterson Directed Handwriting with my 7yo—who has not been progressing in regular writing really at all—and see what happens. So much of what was said in these talks reminded me of her. There is a free ebook on the PDH site that explains how to use the muscle memory training, and it even has big letter pages for arm tracing, etc.
I need to go through the web training first, which will take a couple hours I think. Working with my second child has opened my eyes to how a child can get hung up on things like this, and I want to help her. As far as letter learning and learning all of the phonograms in the very beginning…I am still undecided. I really like what I have always done, which is to teach a few sounds, and let them read a book that uses those sounds like a Bob Book , then teach a few more sounds, and let them use those sounds, etc.
With that said, in How to Read a Book Adler mentions that the alphabet used to be learned differently that we learn it now, and that it was more phonetic and letter combinations. I wish I could find a book that explained how it was done! But unfortunately I have yet to see one. I think some of what Eide says works better when children are not beginning reading instruction until six or seven as well.
My problem is that my children have all so far demanded reading instruction far earlier than that, even 7yo who is not an intuitive reader. Of course, I might have misunderstood….
I think your point about italic writing is worth consideration, for sure! It is funny how we can move forwards by going backwards! I do the vertical phonics, all sounds at once, and start immediately with Bob Books as soon as they can blend. Though, both my boys always get to a point of guessing what the page says based on the picture, rather than attempting to read, so when they do that we move to the word lists for awhile.
So we do names and sounds all together with alphabet books off and on, without drilling or worrying about memorizing them. Do most people really not know the rules about hard and soft c and g?
No wonder people struggle…. I might incorporate that with my next student. My boys both wrote and drew so much and all the time on their own that their muscle memory is all wrong and I still waffle on how much to get angsty over handwriting. It quickly drives us all batty. But, I should probably start intentionally with my 4yo now and maybe prevent her from forming the same habits. She follows instructions with less resistance anyway.
Interesting that you connect the phonics to the letter learning. I might try that with my last Guinea Pig. My girls both began writing really horrible looking print letters before I ever taught them.
And they make all of the mistakes Eide details in her talks—letters within words spaced too far apart, but words crammed too close together, to the point where sentences look like one long, punctuated word, etc. He learned to print from ME. I was thinking about what Eide said, that most children come to the classroom with maybe years of poorly formed print letters making up their muscle memory.
Her thought is that going straight to cursive allows us to teach them to write beautifully, and who cares how they write in their spare time at 6 or 7? But I agree that trying minutes in print per day is certainly not doing anything here for us.
As far as people not knowing the rules about hard and soft c and g…um…YES.At least people here about my age.
If you teach reading or know budding readers—which is probably about every single one of you—you ought to carve out time to listen to these talks. Each lesson follows the same pattern: Part One: New phonograms are introduced. Peter Nimble and His Fantstic Eyes 9. It contains schedules, easy to read charts that sum up everything, instruction on improving phonemic awareness, and the lessons themselves. I am looking forward to listening to hers as well as the others.
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